Donato V Pompo

Donato V Pompo

Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants, Inc.
P.O. Box 965
Jamul, CA 91935-0965
Office: 866-669-1550

Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants (CTaSC) is a full-service company providing forensic investigations and remediation, expert witness, testing, reporting, installation specifications, quality control, training, market research and business planning.

A professional company of expert consultants, CTaSC is comprised of accomplished ceramic tile and stone installers, forensic architects, construction scientists, and other industry specialists. We perform inspections and investigations in the U.S., Canada and internationally.

We are forensic investigators and consultants for terrazzo, tile, stone and other flooring and wall surface materials. We are the leading experts in North America. We are experts at interior and exterior tile, stone, thin-brick, and terrazzo applications of all types, as well as carpet, LVT, Wood and other types of floor covering products. I am a tile and stone expert and I sit on all of the key industry standard committees for natural stone and other types of tiles.

CTaSC founder, Donato Pompo, has been a Ceramic Tile Consultant (CTC) since 1979 when he received certification from the Ceramic Tile Institute of America (CTIOA). He is recent past chairman of the CTIOA Technical Committee. Mr. Pompo serves on Tile Council of America's Handbook Committee (TCNA) and the American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) standard committees that are responsible for updating and setting standards for the ceramic tile industry. He has been a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) since 1982, and is certified as a Construction Document Technologist (CDT) and a Council-Certified Microbial Remediator (CMR). He is a member of the Forensic Consultants Association and the Forensic Expert Witness Association. He is a Certified Tile Consultant (CTC), a Certified Tile Specialist (CTS), a Certified Stone Specialist (CSS), a Certified Construction Document Technologist (CDT), a Certified Microbial Remediator (CMR), and a NTCA Recognized Consultant. He has a biochemistry education with a MBA degree. He is the founder of the University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (

Mr. Pompo majored in biochemistry as an undergraduate, and he has an MBA. His formal education, combined with over 30 years of experience in the field of tile and stone, from installation to distribution to manufacturing, makes Mr. Pompo a very effective and knowledgeable Expert Witness.

Areas of Expertise
  • Adhesives
  • Brick & Stone
  • Construction
  • Failure Analysis
  • Flooring
  • Glass
  • Industrial Hygiene & Mold
  • Materials
  • Pools & Spas
  • Roofing
  • Tile
  • Waterproofing

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certified Ceramic Tile Consultant (CTC), certified through the Ceramic Tile Institute of America since 1979.
Certified Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) certified through the Constructions Specification Institute (CSI).
Council-Certified Microbial Remediator.
MBA with an emphasis in marketing and finance. Undergraduate training in biochemistry.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: ANSI A-108 American National Standard Specifications Institute; Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP); ASTM C18 Dimension Stone Committee; Building Stone Institute (BSI); Construction Specification Institute (CSI); Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA); Ceramic Tile Institute of America (CTIOA); Forensic Consultants Association (FCA); Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA); Uniform Plumbing Code (IAPMO); Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA); International Code Council (ICC); Marble Institute of America (MIA); Materials & Methods Standards Association (MMSA); National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA); Tile Council of North America (TCNA); Tile Heritage Foundation; Western States Ceramic Tile Association (WSCTA).
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Founder of the University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS). Developer of live and online course curriculum for the ceramic tile and stone industry. Presenter at ceramic tile and stone industry conferences on topics such as "How to Avoid Installation Failures", Marketing Trends, Business Planning, Exterior Veneer Installation Specifications.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Over 50 cases.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Ceramic Tile installation failure, natural stone failures to include granite, limestone, travertine, sandstone, and marble, slip-fall on ceramic tile, Exterior Veneer failures, Glass Tile failures, Water Intrusion, Mold in shower areas, faulty installation specifications.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Many.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: July 2009
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Approximately 5 times
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 8 times
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 10 years.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Forensic investigations, site inspections, consulting, quality control, testing, reporting, installation specifications, training, mediation.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please contact us for current rates.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please contact us for current rates.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Please contact us for current rates.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Please contact us for current rates.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Please contact us for current rates.


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